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How Does A Green Lifestyle Help You Contribute To The Welfare Of Mankind?

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The trend of going green is gaining momentum in countries all over the world. However, most of the publicity about the going green initiative is primarily based on building and energy. With rise in concern for environmental degradation as well as the imbalances in the Eco-system, Eco-friendly products have become a useful alternative for majority of people. No doubt, Eco-friendly living has also taken a new turn.

We already have Eco-friendly clothing, organic food and Eco office supplies. Moreover, there are some products for which you would find it hard to believe that they are biodegradable. The growing environment consciousness has made green living a part of life for many people.

Environmentally friendly describes the services and goods, laws, policies and guidelines that cause minimum or no harm to the environment. In order to increase the awareness of consumers, Eco-friendly services and goods often carry the Eco-labels. However, the most important reason to pursue the manufacturi…

Organic Honey - The Sweetener You Deserve

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The bee keepers, who produce organic honey, make sure it is really organic by following certain standards. The natural habitat and life cycle of the bees are protected. They don't expose the honey bees to any kind of synthetic chemicals or antibiotics to control diseases. The reason organic honey is excellent for your health is because it's made without anything artificial that could harm you.

Interestingly enough, several scientific studies have proven beyond all doubt that organic honey is good for you. Honey can for example be used to treat sore throats, common calls, and even bronchial problems. It can also be used to help treat a number of stomach related problems such as ulcers. Furthermore, honey contains certain enzymes which help you to digest food. Lastly but not least, honey can be used to treat wounds in order to speed up the healing process. This is of course because honey is rich in natural antibacterial and antifungal properties, and because of its thick constitu…

How Being an Eco Conscious Consumer Can Help Protect the Planet

One of the many factors that can affect the number of waste that are being piled up every single day is the way people purchase the things that they will use for their day to day activities. Discover how important it is to be wise when buying things and how it can help lessen the wastes that should be recycled.

The initial steps on the hierarchy of waste are to stay away from the need of collecting waste as well as to lessen the amount of waste being produced. Through the reduction of the waste amount, you will also be able to reduce the number of waste that will need to be disposed of or recycled.

Waste Avoidance

It is very simple to avoid waste and never take those things which you do not need or will not use. Plastic bags are among the unnecessary wastes that are very common today. Every time you shop, you will notice that most shops are providing plastic bags to carry home what they purchased home. However, if you will only buy a few things, it can be a wiser idea to avoid using plas…

How To Make a Plan For Anything

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There are two ways to achieve things - you can either make a proper plan and work according to it in order to achieve what you are looking for, or you can simply work without a plan and still try to achieve what you want. But, the former option has a potential to give you much better results. Y ou will know what to do at each given time and you will know what you should do to go about it.
But, how do you make an effective plan? You cannot go about it haphazardly, of course and all plans are not bound to work; if you want your plan to work, these are the most vital things you have to include in it.
Why Are You Making the Plan?
The first thing that you have to analyze is the reason why you are making the plan. What purpose is it going to achieve? When you are sure that your plan will do something positive for you, you see that its importance rises, and then you go about it in a more focused manner. You should start with a very clear-cut idea of why you are creating the plan if you wan…

Organic Ant Control For Your Home

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Unless you live in Antarctica, it is a fact of life that pests will make themselves at home in your house or apartment at some point.  There are a variety of insect pests you need to think of and no two are alike.  They can show up in the air, your carpeting, your kitchen counter and other places you’d rather not find them.  However, deciding how to get rid of the pests can be a bit tricky.

Rather than spraying toxic chemicals in your home, consider using organic, non-toxic pest control.  It’s safer for you, your family and your pets.

Let’s take a look specifically at ant control for your home and outdoor spaces.  Remember that organic pest control varies somewhat with the pest you’re dealing with and that just like with inorganic chemical pest control, you don’t always use the same thing for ants as you do for other pests such as fleas.

Here’s a look at your organic options for ant infestation in your home.

For the organic treatment of ants, a common summertime pest, you need to mak…

5 Ways to Save Water in Your Home

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There are many ways you can use less water in your home.  By saving water, you can cut down the amount of your water bill extensively while taking actions that have a positive impact on the Earth and its resources.

Here are a few ideas of what you can do personally that will make a difference.


1. Choose Showers instead of Baths 

Do you enjoy a long soak in the tub, and prefer getting clean this way instead of in the shower?  This could be adding up little by little.  The average bath uses 35 to 50 gallons of water, as opposed to the average shower, which uses about 25 gallons every ten minutes when using a water-saving shower head.  This means that after one week, you could save up to 175 gallons of water through this simple step alone!  It doesn’t take much effort to install the water-saving shower head, and the difference in water used certainly adds up over time.  Also be mindful of how long you spend in the shower - a few minutes less per shower can mean a notable difference in your …

How to Travel Green With Your Family

Although I do not have children of my own, I often travel with my family which includes my sister, her husband, and her 2 young children as well as my parents.  The thought of traveling with children can be frightening, but then add to that trying to be eco-friendly when you travel and the thought can be overwhelming. It can be done, though. Here are some tips for traveling green with your family.

1. Pack light.

Before you even go, your trip might seem doomed to fail when you feel you have to bring every single thing you own on your trip. Eco-travel 101 is pack light. But is that even possible with children? Sure, just take the absolute must-haves like clothes and wait until you get to your destination to figure out what you truly need, then buy it local.

2. Pack lunches.

Skip the drive-thru while traveling. Pack a lunch instead and have a picnic. You know what your kids like to eat anyways, so this will mean less waste. 

3. Stay in condos or rental homes with a kitchen and cook your own m…

Healthy Cookware

If you have been trying to lose weight, save the planet or simply want to eat healthier in the New Year, you may be looking for healthy cookware options. Each of the following types of cookware has their advantages but they may also have disadvantages. After reading about them, consider which one fits your needs most.

Cast Iron

This cookware is naturally non-stick. Using it also adds iron to your diet. You can find this cookware pre-seasoned and with an enamel coating. It is good to be aware, however, that enameled or glazed cookware that is made outside of the United States may not be made with the same safety standards as that made in this country.

Anodized Aluminum

Even though some reports state aluminum reacts with foods and is not healthy, there have been no scientific studies to prove this. However, if you do not want to take a chance, you can use anodized aluminum that is harder and will not react with foods.

Stainless Steel

Considered as being one of the safest of all cooking materi…

Green Grilling Tips

Grilling isn’t just a healthier way to cook these days. It can also be one of the greenest if you keep a few important considerations in mind.

The main concerns will be in relation to air pollution and our carbon footprint when we grill. By planning ahead, we can make our grilling more eco-friendly and eat better than ever before as well.

Steer Clear of Petroleum

Petroleum is often found in lighter fluid and easy to light charcoal. You can usually tell by the smell. Use an electric starter or natural lighter instead, such as a charcoal chimney, an electric charcoal starter, or "fat wood" - pine wood saturated with resin which is highly flammable. Light it and your grill will be ready in no time.

Choose a Quality Charcoal

Not all charcoals are created equal. Look for natural charcoals and lump charcoal made from furniture scraps and waste wood with no chemical additives. This will reduce your pollution and also improve the flavor of your food.

Try a Gas Grill

Gas grills are much mor…

Donating & Selling Old Items

When there are things that are no longer being used, most people end up throwing them away, without realizing that this action is another reason for the continuous increase of wastes in the world. In this article, you will realize that donating or selling items is a much better thing to do instead of throwing them away.Anything that no longer serves you no longer earns a space in your life.

However, one obstacle when it comes to de-cluttering that most people face is deciding on what they can do with the things that they want to get rid of. Sad to say, you can easily get confused when facing this dilemma to the point that some people even get totally immobilized, and they end up failing to let go of their things simply because they can never decide where these should really go.

When it comes to reducing the number of wastes in the world today, do you know that you can help in your own way by donating or selling your stuff instead of merely throwing them to the trash?

Donate or Sell Your …

The Truth About Phthalates and Your Health

You may have read headlines saying that eating out can contribute to weight gain, heart conditions, and other health issues. Now there’s a study that says too many restaurant meals or fast food trips could also disrupt your hormones.

The culprits are a group of chemicals called phthalates, and they’re a subject of growing concern.

This latest study found that adults who ate out frequently had phthalate levels 35% higher than those who prepared most of their meals at home. While all kinds of restaurant, cafeteria, and fast food items increased phthalate exposure, cheeseburgers and sandwiches appeared to carry the highest risk.

This news is important because these chemicals have been linked to serious conditions including asthma, diabetes, obesity, and reduced fertility.

Find out what you can do to limit your exposure and eat healthier.

Cutting Back on Phthalates

It would be difficult to avoid phthalates completely because they’re in many items. That includes shampoo and dish detergent, as we…

Eco Friendly Beverage Bottles

Unless you have been living under a rock, you must be aware of the fact that going green is the talk of the town today. It s a trend which most people follow these days. This is a good sign not only for the global environment, but also our well being. For instance, if you have been to witness a marathon or an Olympic event, you will notice a lot of fluid consumption during the entire event. You don't have to inform a sportsperson to hydrate.

It's more of a natural thing which he/she may already know.  The amount of thrown away items you will see in the trashcan after the event will certainly keep you gazing over the fact that there is a need for a change. When we consider the massive amount of accessories involved in a sports event, it s obvious that going green is a healthy choice. Since there are truckloads of sports event happening in all parts of the world, imagine the immense contribution eco sports water bottles would have on the global environment. Since they are reusabl…

The Power of Yoga

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There are several ways of meditate that people use these days. One of the most ancient and powerful one is yoga. Basically, this is a variety of practices that were practiced in the Indian culture. They were termed as spiritual practices. It is believed that through yoga, one can understand past his or her ability. Using the meditation and asceticism that is associated with yoga, people tend to attain a level of insight that enables tem see pats their eyes and understand various phenomena that many cannot with their basic human instincts.
Yoga has existed for over 5000 years and is still going strong. The first place where yoga was used was in Mahabharata by the famous Lord Krishna. He was imparting the skill on one of his students known as Arjuna so that he may see life on another perspective and be able to live a quality life. Since then, yoga has set the pace for meditation practices.
Yoga works in such a way that it unites both the body and the mind making them one strong whole. Th…

Greening Your Wardrobe

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The perfect way to show off nowadays is through adorning yourself in clothes, which show that you are serious about environmental care and preservation. Green living is being conscious of and living an environmentally healthy life. There are various ways to achieve this; helping to overcome environmental problems, and finding ways to its solutions, the problem of natural resources, and the ways to rectify them. Domestically how can one live a green life?

Following the basics, and starting from square one. As soon as your leave a room, switch off all lights, do not leave the television on stand-by mode. Try not to use sprays, or else use eco-friendly ones. Save water by taking a shower instead of a bath. Use public transport and car-pooling to become a source of saving the environment from the hazardous emissions from the car. Plant trees everywhere. Switch to a laptop from a desktop. All such apparently small measures need to be taken seriously.

Ethically produced clothes are referred t…

Nature Photography

Nothing is better than taking pictures of nature. Even amateur photographers gravitate toward taking pictures of nature because it’s easier to get a good picture. After all, nature is the most magnificent work of art, and you want to do it justice with your pictures. There are a few ways to make your nature photography look great.

Take Pictures When It’s Overcast

Believe it or not, a good overcast day is an excellent time to take nature pictures. The reason is that the lighting is kind of like having diffused lighting, which makes things look soft and beautiful.

Take Images during Twilight

This works really well if you’re at the beach and can take an image pointing out to sea. The light will play off the different textures and make the image come to life in a different way. It’s a great time to take an image in nature.

Take a Photograph during the Golden Hour

As you know, lighting is one of the most important aspects of taking a good photograph. Nature provides a wide variety of natural lig…

Wind Power

June 15th is Global Wind Day!

Various alternative power supplies like wind power are a very valuable source that could meet the needs of many consumers. 

As of the end of 2014, the United States wind power capacity was at 65,879 megawatts. In 2013, the 168 million megawatts of energy that wind turbines produced resulted in the elimination of 95.6 million metric tons of carbon dioxide.

Wind energy is one of the fastest growing sources of electricity in the entire world and it’s not hard to see why. Wind energy projects do not pollute or contaminate the surrounding area on which they are built. Not only that, a single turbine produces enough energy to power 500 households.


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Eco Friendly Carpet Cleaning

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Up until recently consumers were presented with the most potent, harshest chemicals they could purchase to clean their carpet.  However, there are less hazardous, healthier carpet cleaning product solutions these days.  Bio-degradable, non-toxic, non-chemical products and procedures are better for the earth, as well as far healthier for the body and overall well being.

Newer versions of carpet shampoos now have organic formula varieties with packaging that is biodegradable and non-toxic.  This kind of cleaner is safe for kids, pets and persons with asthma or other sensitivities and chemical-induced allergies.

Professional carpet cleaning services also have their own eco-friendly systems.  One offering is dry extraction carpet cleaning.  Pros are using moist organic compounds as cleaning agents and are utilizing more advanced equipment that create less waste.  Some cleaning companies feature powerful, yet non-toxic, cleaning by using oxygenated brightener, which is a color-safe, hypoalle…

5 Ways To Repurpose Clothes

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It is a great feeling when you can take a well-loved piece of clothing that has run its course, and turn it into yet another well-loved item. There are many things you can do with your old clothes, with just some creativity and little bit of your time. Here are some ideas for when you are done wearing a particular piece of clothing, but you still want to get some use out of it.

1. Pants to Shorts

Your pants may be too short now, or may have ripped in the knee. This is an easy fix, especially if summer is coming up. Cut the pants off to whatever length you want your shorts to be, and hem them. Brand new shorts, as easy as can be.

2. Denim and Flannel to Quilts

Used denim and materials such as flannel can combine to make classic yet fashionable quilts. It is fairly simple and is a fun project to work on. Any room is given a touch of warmth with a homemade quilt. Simply cut the fabric into strips and sew them together. There are basic sewing tutorials all over the internet that you can follo…

Composting Made Easy

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Creating your own compost isn’t difficult to do. You likely already have all the tools and ingredients you need to start composting in your own yard. You can use the compost to improve garden soil for planting. It’s the best way to make the richest garden soil and the healthiest plants.

Using your own compost to make your own soil is an amazing experience. What you get when you’re done is rich, black soil that smells fresh and new. It’s nature at its finest, breaking down the materials into the basic building blocks of life.

Step #1: Gather Carbon-Rich Materials

Shredded newspapers, fall leaves, straw, dead flowers and other brown matter from your yard will work great as brown materials. Spread carbon-rich materials around at least a 3-foot by 3-foot area, making it at least a few inches thick in a sunny location of your yard. If you’re not using a container, use big sticks and fallen branches to create a base area.

Step #2: Add Nitrogen-Rich Materials

Now take green materials like grass, …